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The Players Championship: Worst Hole Scores at the TPC Sawgrass

Kathy BissellCorrespondent IMay 14, 2011

The Players Championship: Worst Hole Scores at the TPC Sawgrass

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12:  Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lec
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    Kathy Bissell

    The TPC Sawgrass has been the home of The Players for 30 years.

    In that time, there have been great scores, like the tournament record -24 by Greg Norman in 1994, or the course record shared by Norman and Fred Couples who both shot 63s.

    But those are the good numbers. The TPC Sawgrass is really known for the dreaded others. The doubles, triples and unmentionables.

    Here are those who hold the record for the highest scores at each hole of the TPC Sawgrass during 30 years of The Players.  Photos are from recent tournaments and are not the record holders.

Hole 1

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 09:  Tiger Woods walks off the first tee during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 9, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Ima
    Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

    423 yards, par four  

    Miguel Angel Jimenez, an 8, in 2002

     

Hole 2

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12:  Tiger Woods chips to the second hole green as caddie Steve Williams looks on during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Flori
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    532 yards, par five

    Fred Couples, a 10, in 1983 

Hole 3

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12:  Martin Kaymer of Germany hits his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by S
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    177 yards, par 3

    Ben Curtis, a 7,  in 2006

Hole 4

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13:  Lucas Glover hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Le
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    384 yards, par four

    Phillip Hancock, a 12, in 1985

Hole 5

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 08:  Lee Westwood of England plays his second shot on the fifth hole during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 8, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by
    Scott Halleran/Getty Images

    471 yards, par four

    John Daly, an 8, in 1992

Hole 6

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12:  Matt Kuchar hits a tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/G
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    393 yards, par four

    Mark Calcavecchia, a 9, in 2006

Hole 7

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12:  Jim Furyk hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/G
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    442 yards, par four

    Andy Bean, a 10, in 1992

Hole 8

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12:  A standard is seen on the eighth hole with Matt Kuchar, Martin Kaymer of Germany and Tiger Woods' score during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    237 yards, par three

    Tie:  Brian Claar, 1992, and Larry Mize, 2002, a 7

Hole 9

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13:  Davis Love III hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrma
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    583 yards, par five

    Tim Clark, a 10, in 2008

Hole 10

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 07: Ian Poulter of England  reacts on the tenth fairway during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 7, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwo
    Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

    424 yards,  par four   

    Charley Hoffman, a 9, in 2007

Hole 11

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13:  Ernie Els of South Africa hits an approach shot on the 11th hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    558 yards, par five

    Four way tie: Fred Funk, 1992, Roger Maltbie, 1994, Olin Browne, 2005, and Robert Karlsson 2010, a 9.

     

     

Hole 12

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 06:  Hunter Mahan plays a shot from the rough on the 12th hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 6, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Richa
    Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

    358 yards, par four

    Chris Smith, a 9, in 2003

Hole 13

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 07:  Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 13th hole in front of a gallery of patrons during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 7, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl
    Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

    181 yards, par three

    Tie: Gary Koch, 1983, and Andrew Magee, 1991, a 9

Hole 14

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13:  Phil Mickelson looks on from the 14th green during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Gett
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    481 yards, par four

    John Huston, a 10, in 1997

Hole 15

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13:  Phil Mickelson hits his aaproach on the 15th hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrman
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    449 yards, par four

    Jim Booros, an  8, in 1983

Hole 16

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13:  Phil Mickelson hits a shot on the 16th hole as his caddie Jim Mackay looks on during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Flo
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    523 yards, par five

    Richard Zokol, a 10, in 1994

Hole 17

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 13:  Golf fans watch the play on the 17th hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Gett
    Scott Halleran/Getty Images

    137 yards, par three

    Tie: Bob Tway, 2005, and Robert Gamez, 1990, a 12

Hole 18

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 12:  Charl Schwartzel of South Africa hits his approach shot on the 18th hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2011 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    462 yards, par four

    Andre Stolz, an 11, in 2006

Worse Total Score

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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 09:  Patrons watch play on the 17th green during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 9, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Image
    Scott Halleran/Getty Images

    Worst total front nine score:  81

    Worst total back nine score: 87

    Worst total score: 168

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